Letters to the Editor • Freedom's Phoenix

Freedoms Phoenix Exposing Readers

My contributions and participation of a reader at Freedoms Phoenix will soon come to an end if certain security precautions aren't taken. Its generally unacceptable to expose users' reading habits and IP addresses to the general public, but that is exactly how the site is configured currently. A quick scroll down to the bottom of the page shows a link to a stats site which lists EVERY reader's IP address as well as which article they were reading. Additional and more detailed demographic information is available to anyone with an internet connection. Keep in mind this is the same type of information local authorities tried to extract from the Phoenix New Times when they were on the receiving end of a witch hunt. No need for a subpoena of reader records here. It's being offered up on a silver platter to anyone with malintent.